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UN Security Council decides to expand mandate of peacekeeping force in Sudan

The UN Security Council on Thursday decided to expand the mandate of the African Mission in Sudan by creating a UN peacekeeping force to support implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement signed in May this year.

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

China – Russia – Qatar abstain in vote to create UN peacekeeping force in Sudan

The vote was 12 in favour with three abstentions: Russia, China and Qatar. The representative of China Ambassador Wang Guangya says Beijing supports the idea of replacing the African mission with a UN operation.

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Annan Concerned By No Provision For UN Operation In Darfur In Sudan Government’s Plan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has sent a letter to the president of Sudan expressing his deep concern that the government’s Plan for the Restoration of Stability and Protection of Civilians in Dafur fails to provide for the envisaged transition from the African Union to a UN operation in Darfur.

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Lebanese Army Now Deploying In Areas of Southeastern Lebanon: UNIFIL

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon reports that the Lebanese Army is now deploying in the general area of Bastra and in areas of southeastern Lebanon which were vacated by the Israeli Army on Wednesday.

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Deputy Secretary-General Calls For An End To Israeli Air And Sea Blockade of Lebanon

The Lebanese people are looking to see that the international community is ready to assist their efforts to rebuild Lebanon as a stable, independent, democratic, prosperous country, at peace with itself and its neighbors.

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNCTAD Launches 2006 Development Report: “Global Partnership And National Policies for Development”

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Beating the Sun’s Deadly UV Rays

31 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • DARFUR, SUDAN: The UN Security Council votes overwhelmingly to deploy Peacekeepers to Darfur to take over from the Under-funded African Union Force. Is the stage set for a confrontation between the international community and the Sudanese government over the protection of 3 million suffering Darfurians?
  • 31 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Leading to a UN Convention for Disabled People
  • Jakarta: A Project That is Reviving the Environment
  • HIV and AIDS:A Sex Worker’s Organization in Bangladesh Wins an Award

  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 30 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

  • Fighting Domestic Violence in Papua New Guinea
  • Spreading AIDS Awareness Through Music
  • What’s Next For the Disabled Rights Convention
  • 30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Secretary-General Calls for End to Suffering of Palestinians

    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today called for an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Reiterates Need to End Israeli Blockade of Lebanon

    Before going to the West Bank, the Secretary-General met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and once again asked Israel to immediately lift the sea and air blockade of Lebanon.

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Jan Egeland Says Unexploded Bombs Pose a Big Problem in Lebanon

    The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, says unexploded ordnance poses a serious problem to people returning to their homes in Lebanon since the end of the conflict.

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    US and UK Continue Push for Security Council Resolution on Darfur

    The United States and the United Kingdom are continuing to push for the adoption of a Security Council resolution that would allow the United Nations to take over peacekeeping in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan from the current African Union Mission (AMIS).

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Agencies Need $37.5 Million for Sri Lanka

    United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations working in Sri Lanka have launched a Common Humanitarian Action Plan to provide relief assistance to more than two hundred thousand people, who have been displaced by renewed conflict in Sri Lanka.

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General’s Visit To Middle East Succeeding to Consolidate Ceasefire Agreement, Senior UN Official Says

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Aid Chief Warns of Looming Regional Disaster in Chad

    30 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Annan Visits UN Peacekeepers in Southern Lebanon, Pays Tribute to Those Killed in Line of Duty

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited UN peacekeepers at UNIFIL headquarters in south Lebanon Tuesday where he was briefed on the situation on the ground by Force Commander Maj-Gen. Allain Pellegrini.~

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Concerned over the Threat to Children by Unexploded Ordnance

    The UN children’s agency UNICEF says unexploded ordnance from the recent war in Lebanon still pose a threat to children.

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Sending Daily Convoys to South Lebanon

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says its convoys are now heading into the villages of south Lebanon every day.

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Closure of Karni Crossing Creates a Difficult Humanitarian Situation in Gaza: UNICEF

    UNICEF has expressed concern over the difficult humanitarian situation facing Palestinians in Gaza.

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Welcomes Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between Ugandan Government and Rebel Group

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the signing of an agreement to end hostilities between the Ugandan Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army which has been operating in northern Uganda.

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Moving to Transfer African Mission in Sudan to UN Peacekeeping

    The Security Council will meet for further consultations on Wednesday morning to look at a draft resolution on Darfur and the transfer of the African mission in Sudan, AMIS, to a United Nations peacekeeping operation.

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Readying to Help Thousands of Ugandan Former Abductees

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Don’t Forget About Gaza: World Food Programme

    29 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNICEF Prepares to Receive Ugandan Children Freed by LRA

    The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says officials in Uganda are preparing to receive hundreds of children who are expected to be freed by the revels of the Lord’s Resistance Army following the signing of this weekend’s agreement between the rebel movement and the Government of Uganda.

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Calls for End of Israeli Blockade of Lebanon

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is on a special mission to the Middle East to boost support for the Security Council resolution that ended the recent conflict in Lebanon, has called on the Israeli Government to lift its blockade of Lebanon.

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    U.S. Ambassador Says Sudan Should Agree to UN Deployment in Darfur

    The representative of the United States Ambassador John Bolton says that stronger diplomatic efforts are needed to get the government of Sudan to agree to the deployment of UN Peacekeepers in Darfur, to take over from the current African Union peacekeeping mission in the area there.

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Humanitarian Situation in Darfur is Getting Worse

    Meanwhile, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has warned that the humanitarian situation in Darfur is getting worse.

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Youth Delegates’ Contribution to Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Secretary General meets with Lebanese Officials in Beirut

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    New Treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed a new agreement reached last Friday at the United Nations, on a new treaty on the rights of person with disabilities.

    28 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Europe will Provide Backbone of Expanded Force in Lebanon: Annan

    In Brussels, a meeting of European Union foreign ministers at which troops were pledged to an expanded UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon has been described as a success.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Continues to Provide Essential Supplies for Next Phase of Rehabilitation in Lebanon

    On the ground in Lebanon, the beginning of the school year has been delayed until October 9th.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR Providing Temporary Shelter to Displaced Lebanese

    The UN refugee agency UNHCR says it’s providing temporary shelter for internally displaced Lebanese, outside the major cities, who have lost their homes.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Iran’s Response on Nuclear Issue Inadequate : Ambassador Jones Parry

    There’s been reaction to Iran’s response to an international offer of energy and security incentives in exchange for a freeze of its uranium enrichment activities.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Establishes New Mission for Timor Leste

    The UN Security Council on Friday decided to set up a follow-on mission in Timor-Leste to be called the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, for an initial period of six months to help restore security.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Launches $8 Million Appeal for Palestinian Children Education

    UNICEF the UN children’s agency has launched a new donor appeal for an $8 million “Back to School Campaign” for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    European Countries Contribute to Enhanced UN Force in Lebanon

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Making Traditional Knowledge a Part of Disaster Reduction

    25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • The UN Secretary-General in Brussels hopes to get required commitment of troops for the International Force in Lebanon.
  • UN Chief issues new recommendations on preventing crises around the world.
  • “I think that the greatest thing that can come out of this for me is to ensure that there is legislation locally to protect the rights of the disabled” Jamaica’s Minister of State, a disabled person himself on the draft Convention on the rights of Disabled Persons.
  • And a Haitian Human Rights group calls on the Haitian Government to end the child slavery practice known as “restavek,” on the anniversary of the international Day for the remembrance of slavery and its abolition.
  • 25 Aug 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    Situation Returning to Normal in Kinshasa

    In Kinshasa, the situation is reported to be much better today than it has been all week.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN High-Level Team Urges Lebanon/Israel to Work for Sustained Ceasefire

    A UN high-level mission has urged Israel and Lebanon to work for a sustained ceasefire in the region.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNIFIL Says Israeli Forces have Withdrawn from Bint Jbeil Area

    The UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, reports that the Israeli Defence Forces have withdrawn from the general area of Bint Jbeil and handed over control of the area to UNIFIL.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Returnees to South Lebanon Facing Food Shortages

    Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency has expressed concern over possible food shortages in southern Lebanon.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Situation in Darfur So Grave it Merits Attention: Apenteng

    The UN Security Council met behind closed doors Thursday morning on the situation in Sudan.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF Moves to Improve Health Care in Northern Sudan

    Mothers and children in northern Sudan will now have access to life-saving vaccines, malaria remedies and other health-care services.

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • DR CONGO / POST-RESULTS FIREFIGHTS IN KINSHASA:The UN’s top man in the DR Congo, William Swing, speaks to UN Radio about being trapped in Vice-President Bemba’s home by a dramatic firefight outside plus the prospects for the country in the next few weeks.
  • SWAHILI AS UN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: We hear from the radical Kenyan MP who came to the UN recently with the idea that an African language should be spoken officially at the United Nations.
  • 24 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Special Adviser Discusses Visit to Lebanon and Israel and Troop Contributions to Enhanced UN Force

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Envoy “Cautiously Positive” after Election-Related Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    24 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Starts Travels to Strengthen Situation in Lebanon

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will at the end of this week begin a series of travels intended to strengthen the situation in Lebanon and Israel.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Lebanese Army Consolidates its Forward Positions in southern Lebanon

    The Lebanese army has consolidated its forward positions in the areas, which have been vacated by Israeli soldiers in southern Lebanon.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Cessation of Hostilities Holds Despite Israel’s Violations

    Meanwhile, the cessation of hostilities between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters has been maintained, although there were two air violations by Israeli helicopters on Tuesday.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of UN Mission in DRC Says Nothing Will Stop Electoral Process

    The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, William Swing, has reaffirmed that the electoral process will go ahead in the country and that nothing can stop it.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Is Concerned About Reports of Coup Attempt in Burundi

    The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about reports of a possible coup attempt and the subsequent arrests of prominent politicians in Burundi, including former President Domitien Ndayizeye.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons Nears Completion

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UNESCO Marks the 215th Anniversary of the International Ban on the Slave Trade

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Agencies Help Victims of Volcano in Ecuador

    United Nations relief agencies are providing assistance to meet the needs of the people who have been affected by the recent eruption of a volcano in Ecuador’s Andes Mountain.

    23 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Young Indonesian Activist Reveals the “New Face of AIDS”
  • Children’s Rights Envoy Calls for Peace in Sri Lanka
  • An Expanded UN Role in Timor Leste

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  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 22 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    Srebrenica Massacre Trial Resumes at The Hague

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    A Walk Through the Global Village at the Toronto AIDS Conference

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Official in DR Congo Calls For End to Fighting in Kinshasa

    The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, William Lacy Swing, has called on President Joseph Kabila and his main rival, Jean Pierre Bemba, to meet immediately to resolve their difference and bring to an end three days of fighting between their supporters in the capital Kinshasa.

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Warns that Two-State Vision Slipping Away in The Middle East

    The United Nations has warned that the vision of a two-state solution in the Middle East, with Palestinians and Israelis living side by side, is slipping away and called for a new comprehensive international effort to end the crisis.

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Recent Conflict Wipes Out 15 Years of Reconstruction in Lebanon

    The UN Development Programme, UNDP, says that the total destruction caused during the recent conflict in Lebanon has set back rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts by fifteen years.

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Senior UNICEF Official Says Water is Top Priority in Lebanon

    Still on Lebanon, a senior official of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says that water remains a top priority as people return to their homes following the conflict.

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Calls for End to Recruitment of Child Soldiers in Sudan

    The UN Secretary-General has called on the authorities in Sudan to end the recruitment of child soldiers.

    22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • Ghana Answers CEDAW Experts’ Concerns About Harmful Traditional Practices
  • UNDP Supports Project in Sierra Leone to Reduce Unemployment Among Young Women and Stop Deforestation
  • 22 Aug 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    United Nations Delegation Meets Israeli Officials

    A special United Nations delegation to the Middle East has been holding discussions with Israeli officials in Jerusalem on Monday, about the implementation of the Security Council resolution, which ended the recent fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Is Concerned about Israeli Violation of Cessation of Hostilities

    Still on Lebanon, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has expressed his deep concern about Israel’s violation of the cessation of hostilities in Lebanon on Saturday.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Trial Begins at The Hague for Srebrenica Massacre

    Seven senior Bosnian Serb military officers have gone on trial at The Hague on Monday for their role in the Srebrenica massacre of 1995.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The DR Congo Will Hold Run-Off Presidential Elections at End of October

    The two leading candidates in the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are going to face each other in the run-off elections on the 29th of October.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission Condemns Attack on African Mission in Sudan

    The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly condemned the weekend’s attack on the African Union Mission in Sudan that resulted in the killing of two AU soldiers. It is believed the attack was carried out by an unidentified group of armed men in the Kuma area in North Darfur.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    New Round of Elections for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    International Humanitarian Response and Decent Harvest Helped Niger Out of Hunger: WFP

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Peacekeepers in the DR Congo Free Trapped UN Envoy and Other Western Diplomats

    UN peacekeepers in the DR Congo have staged a successful military operation in the capital Kinshasa to rescue the top UN envoy and several diplomats, who had been trapped in the basement of the home of President Kabila's main challenger, Jean-Pierre Bemba.

    21 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Deputy Secretary-General Calls on Europe to Contribute Troops for Lebanon

    The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mark Malloch Brown, has appealled to European nations to come forward with troops to reinforce the United Nations Interim Force in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL.

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Remembers Staff Killed in Baghdad Three Years Ago

    Ceremonies have been held in UN offices across the world to remember UN staff members who were killed in the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad three years ago.

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    AIDS Conference Ends in Toronto

    More than 20,000 participants are concluding their discussions on the fight against HIV/AIDS, today, Friday, at the Sixteenth International Conference on AIDS in the Canadian City of Toronto, from where UN Radio’s Gerry Adams reports.

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Warns of Major Fresh Fighting in Darfur, Sudan

    The United Nations is warning of an imminent major military offensive by the Sudanese government against its opponents in the volatile Darfur region.

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • The Security Council extends the Mission in Haiti for 6 more months, increasing military and police presence and stressing the need to address crime prevention in the country.
  • A young Trinidadian at the AIDS International Conference stressing that more needs to be done in bringing attention to the problems of AIDS and youth.
  • CARICOM countries tell Guatemala and Venezuela, both battling for a rotating seat on the Security Council respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity important to its member countries
  • 18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UN Peacekeepers in DRC on High Alert as Election Results are Announced

    United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be on high alert this weekend as the Independent Electoral Commission prepares to announce provisional results of the presidential elections.

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Member States Are Asked to Deploy 3,500 Troops to Lebanon in Ten Days

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Remembering Colleagues Killed in Baghdad Explosion Three Years Ago

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Toronto AIDS Conference Ends: Largest Public Health Meeting in History

    18 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Lebanese Forces Deploy South of Litani River in Southern Lebanon

    Lebanese troops have begun deploying south of the Litani River in southern Lebanon as Israeli soldiers continued to withdraw from the area.

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    A Plan to Clean Oil Spill Caused by Israeli Bombing in Lebanon Is Agreed

    In the meantime, United Nations officials and experts from Mediterranean countries and the European Union, have agreed on a plan to help Lebanon with the clean up of coastal areas following oil pollution a major spill caused by Israeli bombing during the recent conflict.

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Community Efforts to Combat AIDS Recognized with Awards at Toronto AIDS Conference

    At the Sixteenth International AIDS Conference in Toronto, recognition and encouragement is being given to many communities from around the world for developing innovative and practical responses to the growing AIDS epidemic.

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UK and US Introduce Resolution for UN Mission in Darfur

    The Representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States of America to the United Nations have introduced a Security Council resolution on Sudan that would authorize the transition of the African Union Mission in the volatile Darfur region to a United Nations operation.

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Demands Halt to Forced Relocation of Internally Displaced Sudanese

    In related news, the UN has demanded that the Sudanese authorities stop their forced relocation of some 12,000 internally displaced people in the area of Dar Es Salaam, south of the capital, Khartoum.

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WHO launches new plan to confront HIV-related health worker shortages

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Why Disability Is More Than A Medical Issue

    17 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • TORONTO AIDS CONFERENCE: US GOVERNMENT CRITICISED OVER PERCEIVED ABSTINENCE EMPHASIS
  • LIBERIA: JORDANIAN SURGEON HELPS THE WOUNDED
  • 17 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Situation on the Ground in Lebanon Calm: UNIFIL

    The situation on the ground in southern Lebanon has been calm overall with the cessation of hostilities generally maintained in the past 24 hours, except for three reported incidents.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Sends UN Team to Lebanon and Israel

    Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to dispatch to Lebanon and Israel a high-level mission to talk to the parties involved to secure the full implementation of last Friday’s Security Council’s resolution.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    This Year’s AIDS Conference — One for Prevention

    The Co-chair of the 16th International AIDS Conference and President of the International AIDS Society Helene Gayle says that if 10 years ago, the international aids conference in Vancouver, Canada, was known as the treatment conference, this year’s gathering might well be labeled the one for prevention.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Making Progress on Convention on Discrimination Against Disabled

    Negotiations are continuing at UN headquarters on a convention on equal rights for the world’s disabled.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Mission Reports Forced Relocation and Demolition of Homes Outside Khartoum

    The UN mission in Sudan says it has received reports about the forced relocation and demolition of a large area for internally displaced people outside Khartoum.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Calls for Countries to Respect Somalia Arms Embargo

    Special envoy for Somalia Francois Fall has appealed to the Security Council to urge the international community to respect the arms embargo on Somalia.

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN to Expand its Role in Timor Leste

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    IAVI Calls for New Measures to Accelerate the Search for an AIDS Vaccine

    16 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Agencies Send More Supplies to Southern Lebanon

    United Nations relief agencies operating in Lebanon are stepping up the delivery of humanitarian supplies to displaced people who are returning to southern Lebanon, following the end of fighting between the Israeli army and Hezbollah fighters.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    OCHA Says No Permission Required for Convoys

    Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance, OCHA, says the UN no longer needs permission from the Lebanese and Israeli authorities for the movement of humanitarian personnel and goods across the affected area.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Children’s Fund Warns Lebanese Returnees of Explosive Devices

    Still on Lebanon, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in an effort to prevent people being killed by unexploded bombs, has started a television and leaflet campaign warning returnees to southern Lebanon to avoid contact with any strange objects.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Children’s Fund Warns that Situation in Gaza Is Becoming A Children’s Catastrophe

    Staying in the Middle East, the situation in Gaza is becoming a children’s catastrophe.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Continued Fighting in Sri Lanka Forces More Civilians Out of Their Homes

    Away from the Middle East, continued heavy fighting in the north and east of Sri Lanka has forced more civilians to flee their homes in recent days.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    To Fight HIV – AIDS Effectively, WHO and Two Agencies Launch Plan to Deal with Health Worker Shortages

    The World Health Organization, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), have launched a new global plan to address the severe worldwide shortage of health workers who treat HIV and AIDS patients.

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    At Toronto AIDS Conference UNICEF Highlights Plight of Children Affected by AIDS

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Creating AIDS Awareness Through Rap and R&B

    15 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Kofi Annan Urges Parties in Lebanon Conflict to Fully Implement Cessation of Hostilities Resolution

    As Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters begin to observe a UN-brokered cessation of hostilities on Monday, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has called on the parties to work swiftly for a lasting ceasefire.

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Thousands of Lebanese Return to Southern Lebanon

    Meanwhile, thousands of displaced Lebanese have started leaving their places of refuge back to areas which have been destroyed by Israeli air raids during the conflict.

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of UNAIDS Says AIDS Should Be Treated As Exceptional Problem

    More than 20,000 representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations and experts from around the world are meeting in the Canadian city of Toronto for a one week conference on the global fight against AIDS.

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Alarmed by Violence in Sri Lanka

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is increasingly alarmed by the growing violence in Sri Lanka.

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Head of Wise Men for DR Congo Calls for Calm During Ballot Counting

    The head of the International Committee of the Wise for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, has called on the people of the country to remain calm during the counting of ballots.

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    As Ceasefire Takes Effect Displaced Lebanese Start Returning to the South and UN Steps Up Humanitarian Aid

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Young People Tackle Poverty on International Youth Day

    14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • A visit to a centre in Sierra Leone which helps women turn their lives around
  • Why mother’s milk is still best for babies
  • How a young woman is bringing clean water to her community
  • 14 Aug 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama">
  • Turning Coal into Clean Energy
  • Once Useful Drugs Are Discarded in Jakarta
  • Fifteen Emergency Aid Workers Are Killed in Sri Lanka

  • LISTEN TO UN PROGRAMS IN:
  • Bangla: Jati Shongher Protidhoni
  • Hindi: AntarRashtriya Patrika
  • Indonesian: Fokus Fokus Kita
  • Urdu: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama
  • 14 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    MTV and Rap Star Jay-Z Help Publicize the World Water Crisis

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan on his first official visit to Haiti pledges continued UN support for the country
  • President Rene Preval tells gangs in Haiti disarm or face the consequences
  • World Bank approves a $6 million grant for Haiti to improve electricity in the capital
  • Guyanese journalists fear for their freedom of expression following this week’s killing of two media workers.
  • 11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    The Organization of Islamic States Introduces Resolution Calling for Immediate Cease Fire in South Lebanon

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Diplomatic Efforts Intensified at UN for a Resolution to End War in Lebanon

    Diplomatic efforts have been intensified at the United Nations on Friday for a Security Council resolution that could end the current conflict in Lebanon.

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Human Rights Commissioner Calls on Human Rights Council to Intervene in Middle East Conflict

    UN Human Rights Commissioner, Louise Arbour, has urged the Human Rights Council to work for an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters.

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Children’s Agency Calls for Humanitarian Access in Lebanon

    The head of the UN Children’s Agency, Ann Veneman, has added her voice to calls for urgently-needed humanitarian access in Lebanon, so that the children’s agency could get relief supplies to families and children affected by the ongoing conflict.

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Somali Refugees Flee Fighting into Kenya at Rate of 100 A Day

    Somalis are once again fleeing fighting to neighbouring Kenya where, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Refugee Agency says More People are Displaced by Fighting in Sri Lanka

    The UN Refugee agency, UNHCR, says that more than 50 thousand people in Sri Lanka, have been displaced by the latest fighting between government forces and Tamil Tigers.

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Calls for All Parties in the DR Congo Elections to Agree to Accept Poll Results

    The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo William Swing, has invited all the presidential candidates to issue a joint statement affirming their determination to accept the results of the polls and not seek to undermine the credibility of the process.~~

    11 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Says Civilians in Lebanon and Israel Are Losers in the Conflict

    The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has described as a disgrace, the refusal of the warring parties in Lebanon to provide humanitarian access to the people caught up in the conflict.

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    The People of Gaza Suffer While Attention is Focused on Lebanon

    Still on the Middle East and the conflict in Gaza, UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jan Egeland, has said that while world attention is being paid to Lebanon, Palestinians continue to see loss of civilian life every week.

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Convoy Begins Journey to Re-Supply Indian Battalion in Lebanon

    In the meantime, a UN convoy today began its journey from the headquarters of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura to re-supply the Indian Battalion based in southern Lebanon.

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Calls on Congolese not to Focus Solely on Presidential Poll

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, William Lacy Swing, has called on the people of the DR Congo to focus not just on the presidential elections, but also pay attention to the parliamentary polls.

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Disarmament Conference in Geneva Continues to Face Stalemate

    The Disarmament Conference which should be discussing how to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction has continued to face a stalemate despite efforts to revitalize it.

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Senior UN Official Says Counting of Ballots Is Proceeding Well in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Senior UN Official Says Counting of Ballots Is Proceeding Well in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Protection of Sacred Sites Important to Indigenous People Worldwide

    10 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • SIERRA LEONE: UN agencies lend their support to a local initiative to help and rehabilitate women who have suffered from sexual violence during the country’s civil conflict
  • DR CONGO: More problems with the handling and counting of ballot papers.
  • 10 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

    Role of Women in Struggle against Apartheid: 50th Anniversary of 1956 March to Union Building

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    League of Arab States Proposes Changes to Security Council Resolution on Lebanon Crisis

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Arab League Ministers Call for Comprehensive Ceasefire in Lebanon

    Diplomatic efforts to come up with a Security Council resolution on ending the war between Israel and Hezbollah are continuing at the United Nations.

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Draft Resolution Falls Short of Lebanon’s Critical Needs: Lebanon

    The Special envoy of the Lebanese Council of Ministers, Tarik Mitri, told the Security Council that a just, comprehensive peace is the way to stability in the region.

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    This Is Not a Time for Words, It’s a Time for Deeds: Ambassador Gillerman

    The representative of Israel, Ambassador Dan Gillerman, said the Security Council faced a critical test as to whether it could develop and successfully implement a blueprint to deal with Hezbollah so it would no longer pose a threat to Israel, Lebanon or the wider international community.

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Urges Holistic Approach to Ending Conflicts in West Africa

    Political stability and prosperity continue to elude most West African countries.

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Hip Hop Star “Jay-Z” Partners with UN, MTV to Witness World Water Crisis

    Hip Hop star and President of Def Jam Records “Jay-Z” has partnered with the United Nations and MTV to highlight the world water crisis in which a billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

    9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • A look at South African Women’s march against pass laws through the eyes of one of its youngest organizers, 50 years later
  • A recent report by the Indonesian Commission for Violence Against Women reveals increasing domestic violence since the 2004 tsunami disaster
  • 9 Aug 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    UNDP Promotes Benefits of Creative Economy at Pan African Dance Festival in Rwanda

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Humanitarian Crisis in Lebanon and UN Agencies’ Response

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Israeli attack on Qana may be part of a pattern of rights violations: Annan

    The Israel air strike on the Lebanese town of Qana which killed a number of women and children, may be part of a larger pattern of violations of international law in the current hostilities.

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNICEF says not enough supplies available to assist Lebanese

    International aid agencies say the situation of civilians in Lebanon is getting worse every day.

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR convoy still awaiting clearance into Beirut

    Other agencies say their supplies were stuck at the border.

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    IOM continues evacuating migrants from Lebanon

    Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration -IOM- says there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of stranded migrants being evacuated on a daily basis.

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNHCR concerned by deteriorating security situation in eastern Chad

    The UN refugee agency -UNHCR- has expressed concern about the safety of humanitarian workers in eastern Chad following the deterioration of the security situation.

    8 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    France Says Efforts Being Made to Improve Draft Resolution on Lebanon

    The UN Security Council was meeting behind closed doors on Monday hoping to improve on a draft resolution aimed at ending the hostilities in Lebanon.~

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    League of Arab States Calls Draft Resolution “Discriminatory in Tone”

    The League of Arab States criticized the French-US draft resolution on ending the crisis as “discriminatory in tone.”

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Humanitarian Official Urges Combatants to Avoid Targeting Civilians

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon has highlighted the obligation of all parties involved in the conflict “to avoid targeting civilians and the civilian infrastructure.”

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Rights Experts Postpone Mission to Lebanon

    A group of United Nations human rights experts says it has been forced to postpone a mission to Lebanon because of the ongoing deterioration of the security situation in the country.

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Violence Jeopardizes Humanitarian Effort in Darfur: UN

    Escalating violence in Darfur has killed more aid workers in the last two weeks than in the past two years.

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Franco-American Resolution Calls for Middle-East Ceasefire, But Arab League Concerned It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    IOM Updates: Evacuation of Foreigners from Lebanon

    7 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

  • Jamaica joins the international community in calling for reform of the UN Security Council
  • Cuba says reform of the council is an essential aspect of UN reform
  • Venezuela calls for the inclusion of developing countries as permanent members of the council
  • Grenada’s Prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell talks about the robust recovery of the island following the devastation by two hurricanes in 10 months
  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he will ask for a one year extension for the UN mission in Haiti
  • 4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

    UNICEF Begins Mass Immunization of Lebanese Children

    UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, and its partners have begun a campaign to immunize tens of thousands of children displaced by the conflict in Lebanon, amid fears that mass population displacements could trigger an outbreak of measles, polio or other diseases.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Plight of Displaced Lebanese Becoming Increasingly Difficult: UNHCR

    The situation of hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the ongoing conflict in Lebanon is becoming increasingly difficult as the crisis deepens.~

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Disease Surveillance Teams in Place Early: WHO

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has put a disease surveillance system in place throughout Lebanon.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    WFP Says Destruction of Roads Hampers its Ability to Deliver Aid to Lebanon

    The World Food Programme ( WFP ) says it faces major setbacks as a result of the Israeli forces bombing of the highway north from Beirut to the Syrian border, destroying critical bridges.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Security Council Remains Concerned About Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon

    The UN Security Council met in consultations Friday on the Situation in Lebanon.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Seeks Extension of UN Mission Mandate in Haiti

    Secretary General Kofi Annan says he will ask UN member states to extend the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by another 12 months.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Annan Closely Monitoring Situation in Lebanon: UN Official

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan is reported to be closely monitoring the situation in Lebanon.

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Secretary-General Pledges Continuing Support to Haiti

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Official Wants Cessation of Hostilities in the Middle East to Protect Children

    4 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Oil Spill Threatens Lebanon’s Coastal Biodiversity and Economic Livelihood

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Oil Spill Threatens Lebanon’s Coastal Biodiversity and Economic Livelihood

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    Achievements and Challenges at the UN Mission in Haiti: Edmond Mulet

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Agencies Step Up Assistance to Lebanese

    UN humanitarian agencies continue their efforts to ease the difficult situation of the Lebanese people.

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Lebanon Oil Slick Spreading to Syrian Coast: UNEP

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says oil leaking from a bombed power station in Lebanon has reached the coastline of neighboring Syria and is spreading north.

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Envoy Says There’s Been a Positive Evolution in Haiti

    The UN special envoy to Haiti says there’s been a positive evolution in the country over the past two years, despite the continued violence and gang activity.

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Number of Children Commuting By Night in Northern Uganda Falls: UNICEF

    The number of children commuting by night in war ravaged northern Uganda continues to drop, thanks to improved security.

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Aid Agencies Deeply Alarmed by Impact of Violence in Gaza

    United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the Palestinian territory have expressed alarm at the impact continuing violence in Gaza is having on nearly one and a half million people, more than half of them children.

    3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

  • DR CONGO: Counting of Ballots Proving Crucial
  • SIERRA LEONE: Info Minister on Power and Water Shortages
  • SOMALIA: UN makes important trip to Mogadishu
  • 3 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

  • Crisis in Lebanon: UN Officials and Diplomats Work to End the Bloodshed and Address Humanitarian Needs. As the Security Council tries to negotiate a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the UN arranges safe corridors for humanitarian convoys; the two sides remain at a stalemate, while hundreds are killed and nearly a million displaced, and the UN observers come under fire.
  • 3 Aug 2006 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

    Israeli, Palestinian and International Women Unite in an Appeal for an End to the Fighting in the Middle East

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Women | Read More »

    Annan Calls for Urgent Measures to Avoid Escalation of Fighting in Lebanon

    Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reiterated his call for a unity of purpose among members of the Security Council.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    US Holding Discussions with Other Members on Next Steps in Security Council

    Members of the Security Council are holding intensive talks on the Lebanese crisis.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UK Confident of Progress in Council Action on Lebanon Crisis

    Meanwhile, British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry expressed confidence that by tomorrow they’ll be in a position to have discussions in the Council on a text which actually takes the issue forward.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UNIFIL Reports Continuing Heavy Fighting in Lebanon

    The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reports continuing heavy ~fighting in Lebanon, including intensive shelling and exchanges of fire on ~the ground in the southern town of Ayta Ash Shab.~

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Special Envoy for Children and Armed Conflict Condemns Attacks on Civilians

    Meanwhile, the Special Envoy for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, has expressed her profound shock and sadness at the events in Qana and the “brutal deaths” of 37 children and their families.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Chief Begins Visit to Haiti/Dominican Republic

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will travel to Haiti Thursday as part of a two-day trip that will also take him to the Dominican Republic.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Political Process in Somalia at a Critical Stage: Fall

    The UN Special Envoy for Somalia, Francois Fall, says the political process in the country has reached a critical stage.

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Israel and Lebanon on the Ongoing Mid-East Crisis

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Secretary-General Visits Haiti Which Faces Disarmament Challenges

    2 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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  • 2 Aug 2006 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

    UN Re-Schedules Meeting on New Force in Lebanon

    A United Nations meeting of potential troop-contributing countries to the possible stabilization force in Lebanon has been re-scheduled for Thursday.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Lebanon Proposes Framework for Political Solution to Current Hostilities

    Meanwhile, Lebanon has reiterated its call for an immediate ceasefire.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN Convoys Fail to get Clearance to Deliver Aid to South Lebanon

    Two United Nations convoys headed for southern Lebanon were on hold Tuesday after failing to receive the necessary security clearance from Israeli military forces and Hezbollah.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Thousands of Lebanese Fleeing Hostilities in the South: UN

    Meanwhile, a UN spokesman in Lebanon says hundreds of cars and buses have been seen headed north from south Lebanon, taking advantage of the reduction in the bombardment and artillery shelling from the Israeli forces.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    Needs of Haiti Remain Vast, Challenges Immense: Annan

    A new report says a page has been turned in the history of Haiti with the successful completion of national elections in the country.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    UN/AU Concerned about Recent Fighting in North Darfur

    The UN Special Envoy in Sudan was headed to West Darfur on Tuesday for discussions with the authorities and aid workers on the security situation in the region.

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

    DR Congo’s First Democratic Elections in 45 Years Face Relatively Little Disruption

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

    UN Peacekeepers Complete Mission in Kassala Eastern Sudan

    1 Aug 2006 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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